Personal Development Pathways™

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2017-09-02_15282017-09-02_0907Having a plan for self development, and working that plan, is one of the best ways for each of us to grow as individuals.  Deciding in what way we believe we want or should grow should be part of that plan.  Executing the right self development plan, is also very important to fulfill your life story and become who U believe U want to become in your future.  Exploring new areas of personal growth is also a necessity to find your true purpose or passions; many times, we have several.

Below is a listing of Personal Development Pathways™ that U may want to learn more about by reading some of the books listed.  These books, written by many well know authors in the personal development field (which are linked to Amazon for a quick purchase if U are interested), have been selected for this listing because they offer our readers additional information in a specific area to grow, certainly from the authors perspective, but largely on the topic we are focusing on.  

What Book’s Are In Your Self Development Library?


¨ The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to Act by Russ Harris
¨ Paths to Happiness: 50 Ways to Add Joy to Your Life Every Day by Edward Hoffman
¨ The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau
¨ The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
¨ The Happiness Mindset: 12 Strategies for Happiness & Success I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Younger by Brandon Stanberg


¨ Unshakable: The Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
¨ Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey
¨ MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom  by Tony Robbins
¨ The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
¨ Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


¨ Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing  Deep and Lasting Relationships by Christine Hoover
¨ Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa-Jo Baker
¨ Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships by Kira Asatryan
¨ Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships by Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network by Jason Treu
¨ The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking—Because People Do Business with People they like by Michelle Tillis Lederman


¨ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R Covey
¨ Time Management by Brian Tracy
¨ Time Management from the Inside Out, 2nd Edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control for Your Schedule & Your Life by Julie Morgenstern
¨ 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students & 239 Entrepreneurs by Kevin Kruse
¨ Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen Your Creative Mind by 99U


¨ Over the Top: Moving from Survival to Stability, from Stability to Success, from Success to Significance by Zig Ziglar
¨ The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
¨ Don’t Panic: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough by Maureen Pratt
¨ Stability For Stability by Samson Makinwa


¨ So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore
¨ Insecurity Detox: A Breakout Plan to Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind and Spirit by Trish Blackwell
¨ The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
¨ Secure in Heart: Overcoming Insecurity in a Woman’s Life by Robin Weidner


¨ Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment by Peter Buffett
¨ The SuperWoman’s Guide to Super Fulfillment: Step-by-Step Strategies to Create Work-Life Balance by Dr. Jaime Kulaga
¨ Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial & Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson
¨ Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities by Richard J. Leider & Alan M. Webber


¨ Self Love: The Most Important Habits to Master Self Love, Self Confidence and Self Awareness by Lucas Bailly
¨ The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt by Russ Harris
¨ The 21-Day Self-Confidence Challenge by 21-Day Challenges
¨ Building Confidence: Get Motivated, Overcome Social Fear, Be Assertive, and Empower Your Life For Success by Barrie Davenport


¨ In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life by Richard Swenson
¨ Your Next Chapter: Five Steps to Creating the Life of Your Dreams by Tina Meilleur
¨ Balance Me: A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life by Matt DeCoursey
¨ The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness and Space to Create Balance, Happiness and Peace by Briana Borten
¨ Being in Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires by Dr. Wayne. W Dyer


¨ The Minimalist Mindset:  The Practical Path to Making Your Passions A Priority and to Retaking Your Freedom by Danny Dover
¨ GUTS:  Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion by Sam Bracken
¨ The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose by Janet and Chris Attwood
¨ Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance by Angela Duckworth


¨ Have a Little Hope:  An Inspirational Guide to Discovering What Hope Is and How to Have More of it in Your Life by R. L. Adams
¨ Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart by Becky Thompson
¨ The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You’ll Never Be the Same by Ray Johnston
¨ The One Year Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie
¨ Get Your Hopes Up!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day by Joyce Meyer


¨ Self Respect: How to develop Self Respect in 10 Steps by Vivian Sandau
¨ The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn R. Schiraldi
¨ Building Self Esteem and Confidence: A Practical Guide for Self-Improvement by Lisa J Roberts
¨ Self-Worth Essentials by Liisa Kyle
¨ The Search for Self-Respect by Maxwell Maltz
¨ Gaining Self Respect by Jamie Fisher

Personal Growth

¨ The Unlimited Self: Destroy Limiting Beliefs, Uncover Inner Greatness, and Live the Good Life by Jonathan Heston
¨ The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
¨ Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth by Steve Pavlina
¨ Designing Your Life: Howto Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans


¨ King James Version – Bible
¨ NIV – New International Version – Bible


¨ Healthy at 100: Scientifically Proven Secrets of the Worlds Healthiest & Longest-Lived Peoples by John Robbins
¨ It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole 30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas Hartwig
¨ Fitness and Wellness (12th Edition) (be a student) by Wener W.K. Hoeger & Sharon A. Hoeger
¨ Fitness Nutrition: The Ultimate Fitness Guide by Nicholas Bjorn
¨ My Amazing Body Machine: A Colorful Visual Guide to How Your Body Works by Robert Winston & Owen Gildersleeve
¨ Push: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body & the Life You Deserve by Chalene Johnson


¨ What the Bible Says about Love Marriage & Sex by David Jeremiah
¨ The Relationship Cure:  A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships by John Gottman
¨ 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H. Norman Wright
¨ The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
¨ Why Him? Why Her? by Helen Fisher


¨ Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter by Dave Stone
¨ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
¨ Bradshaw on: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem by John Bradshaw
¨ What the Bible Says About Child Training by J. Richard Fugate
¨ A Family Shaped by Grace: How to Get Along with the People Who Matter Most by Gary Morland
¨ The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler
¨ The Smart Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal

Helping Others

¨ The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving by Jenny Santi
¨ I Like Giving: The Transformation Power Of a Generous Life by Brad Formsma
¨ Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
¨ The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun


¨ Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm by Richard Swenson
¨ Learning Contentment: A Study for Ladies of Every Age by Nancy Wilson
¨ Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment by Moneeka Sawyer
¨ Letting Go of Worry: God’s Plan for Finding Peace and Contentment by Linda Mintle
¨ The Practice of Contentment: How to Acquire Natural Wealth by Dr. Oliver Ross

Business:  Getting Started

¨ Self-Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur by Joel Comm & John Rampton
¨ Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
¨ Startup Evolution Curve From Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business by Dr. Donatas Jonikas
¨ The Startup Owners Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf
¨ The 4-Hour Workweek:  Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
¨ Never Too Late to Startup: How Mid-Life Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, Freedom & Purpose by Rob Kornblum
¨ The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Business:  Product

¨ The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback by Dan Olsen
¨ Strategize:  Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age by Roman Pichler
¨ Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula to Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, And Live the Life of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker

Business:  Analysis

¨ Practical Performance Measurement: Using the PuMP Blueprint for fast, Easy and Engaging KPI’s by Stacey Barr
¨ Scaling Lean: Master the Key Metrics for Startup Growth By Ash Maurya
¨ Marketing Metrics: The Managers Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance (3rd Edition) by Paul Farris, Neil Bendle, Phillip Pfeifer & David Reibstein

Business:  Strategy

¨ Disciplined Growth Strategies: Insights from the Growth Trajectories of Successful and Unsuccessful Companies by Peter S. Cohan
¨ All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line by Diana Kander
¨ HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy by Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim, Renee A. Mauborgne

Business:  People

¨ One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell and C.W. Goodyear
¨ Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business by Nathan Rose
¨ Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur by Brad Feld & Amy Batchelor
¨ Predicting Success: Evidence-Based Strategies to Hire the Right People by David Lahey

Business:  Sales & Marketing

¨ New Sales. Simplified: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development by Mike Weinberg
¨ The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson
¨ The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results by Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson
¨ They Ask You Answer: A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing and Today’s Digital Consumer by Marcus Sheridan
¨ Social Media Marketing-When you have NO CLUE!: YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook (Volume 4) by Gundi Gabrielle
¨ Ask: The Counter Intuitive Online Method to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy by Ryan Levesque

Business:  Operating Systems

¨ Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart by Geary A. Rummler
¨ The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About it by Michael E. Gerber
¨ The System is the Secret: Proven Ways to Implement the Systems that Will Transform & Grow Your Business by James Karl Butler

Business:  Money

¨ Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing  Fast Track by Garrett Sutton & Gerri Detweiler
¨ Equity Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide for Startups and Growing Companies by Nathan Rose
¨ Bootstrapping Your Business: Start and Grow a Successful Company with Almost No Money by Greg Gianforte & Marcus Gibson
¨ The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
¨ The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal by Alejandro Cremades

Business:  Information Security

¨ Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights & Protecting Your Family by Theresa Payton & Ted Claypoole
¨ Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business by James M Kaplan, Tucker Bailey, Derek O’Halloran, Alan Marcus & Chris Reze
¨ Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand or Business Against Online Attacks by Richard Torrenzano & Mark Davis

Business:  Business Model

¨ Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer) by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos
¨ The Business Model: How to develop New Products, Create Market Value and Make the Competition Irrelevant by Alexander Chernev
¨ The Business Model Navigator: 55 Models That Will revolutionize Your Business by Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger and Michaela Csik
¨ Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook by Bill Aulet
¨ The Checklist Manifesto: How to get Things Right by Atul Gawande
¨ The Entrepreneurs Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter and more Successful by Rhett Power
¨ Pivot: How Top Entrepreneurs Adapt and Change Course to Find Ultimate Success by Remy Arteage & Joanne Hyland

Business:  Business Plan

¨ The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan by Hal Shelton
¨ The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz
¨ The One Page Business Plan for The Creative Entrepreneur by Jim Horan


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